Our day started in Singapore on the airplane and we arrived at our apartment at about 3am. The service here is wonderful and the staff always has a smile and is very helpful. I haven’t seen one bug of any kind, oh yeah, except for some sugar ants in our kitchen. I’ve got to ask them about that today. I’m having to put everything in the fridge.
We did walk everywhere and took the MRT (mass rail transit?) alot. We’ll become very familiar with that soon! But you have to walk to get to the station so there’s still lots of walking.
We did not eat at any American restaurants except for one iced coffee (for Andrea to try to stay awake) and some bottled water at Starbucks.
It is very clean but I found trash. People leave trash, it just doesn’t stay there for long.
Yes, it’s a brewery.
The round hole thing is the kitchen trash can.
Tommy and I took the trip over to Orchard Road to scope out a cell phone shop. We had too many questions and she basically told us she was finished helping us. Ok, done there… So, we found a grocery store and bought what we could fit in his backpack for the trip back. It didn’t all fit, he carried two small bags as well. We made that trip in about an hour and a half or two. This is what my days will consist of I think. 2 hour trips to get a small amount of groceries. We found some stuff that was priced okay but some stuff was outrageous. My liquid coffee cream days are over. They had my kind, fat free even, but it would have been about $8 (American) for a small container. I was surprised with all of the same brands they had as I am used to. This is just one store and it was on Orchard Rd. so I’m sure there are better prices to be found out there somewhere. Not bad for a first day, though. It was fun to roam the aisles.
The Clinic is a restaurant that we saw on Anthony Bourdain’s show. It’s a medical themed restaurant. Not sure I want to sit on a gurney and eat dinner with a scalpel.
We had dinner with Jennifer and her family at a Mongolian restaurant at Clark Quay (pronounced “key”). It was a long trip to get there at the end of a long day but I’m glad we went. It kept us awake that much longer so we could try to get on Singapore time more quickly. I think I sleep walked part of the way, though.